Jim Corbett National Park was founded in 1936, as the Hailey National Park. Later it has changed to Jim Corbett National Park in the honours of fabled hunter-Jim Corbett is best known for his book “The Man-Eaters of Kumaon”, and was greatly revered by local people for shooting tigers that had developed a liking for human flesh. Corbett is famous for its wide variety of wildlife and its beautiful location in the foothill of Himalaya by the Ramganga River. With the recent inclusion of the Sonanadi wildlife sanctuary to the west, Corbett has grown form 520 to 1318 sq km.
Jim Corbett National Park is one of the majestic place for the Nature and Wildlife lovers. In this park Elephant Safari and Jeep Safari are favourite activity. This park is situated on the bank of Ramganga River. Forests of Sal are very famous for this area. In this park more than 600 birds, 50 mammals, and 25 reptile. This is also very famous for the Elephants and Indian Tigers. More commonly seen wildlife includes the wild elephant, langur monkey(black face, long tail), rhesus macaque, peacock, and several type of deer including chital(spotted deer), sambars, hog deer and barking deer. There are also crocodiles, the odd-looking gavial or gharial, monitor lizards, wild boars and jackals. Leopards (referred to as panthers in India) are occasionally seen. Corbett is also a bird-watcher’s paradise, and since the creation of the Kalagarah Dam on the Ramganga River, large numbers of waterfowl have been attracted here.
Best Time to Visit: Jim Corbett National Park is open form mid-October to mid June. There is being very heavy crowed during the weekends. All the gates of the park are closed at sunset and no night driving is allowed. Dhikala resorts are the main accommodation centre in the park.
Getting There & Away: Ramnagar is the nearest railway station. Famous hill stations Nainital(62kms), Almora(122kms), Kausani(176kms) far from there.